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Sunday, March 5 • 16:00 - 17:00
Responding to ISIS: Saving Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

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Iraq and Syria are considered the “Cradle of Civilization” where the first cities and writing emerged thousands of years ago. Today, many of these cities have been completely destroyed or are under threat of destruction by the terrorist organization IS/ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Dr. Greenfield is an archaeologist who works in the Near East and has conducted fieldwork in Turkey and northern Iraq under the threat of ISIS. Her lecture outlines the level of destruction that has occurred to some of the world’s oldest cities and empires, and how local and international archaeologists continue to fight back by returning to the “Cradle of Civilization” to document, excavate, and preserve archaeological and heritage sites in a race against time.

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Tina Greenfield

Dr. Tina Greenfield received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in the UK with a specific interest in Near Eastern Archaeology. Dr. Greenfield has worked on archaeological sites in Canada, Serbia, Romania, Israel, Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey, and South Africa. She teaches at the... Read More →

Sunday March 5, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Room 224

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